St. Dominic’s Trio was born out of a larger Van Morrison tribute band called the Belfast Cowboys. When leader Terry Walsh noticed their nine-piece configuration was a bit too big for some of the Twin Cities’ venues, he booked the smaller trio into some of the local Irish pubs like The Local, Kieran’s Irish and The Liffey.
With Bart Bakker on bass and Andy Crowley on drums, the Trio played their first live date in 2002. After a rough mix single on Frozen Rope Records, the band recorded Switch, a ten song set that constitutes their first full album proper.
Our Free MP3 of the Day, “She Loves You Anyway,” is the fourth cut from Switch. Leaning on the rock side of country, we hear influence of Van the Man on the trio’s sound. We also hear a bit of Steve Forbert, touches of Bob Dylan and a little bit of Wilco.
A solid cut for your listening pleasure.